No Need to Wait for Organ Transplant? Organ and Tissue Manufacturing Initiative Moving Forward

In Florida, Akron Biotechnology, LLC joined the New Hampshire based Manufacturing USA initiative, called the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, to help develop and manufacture...

Birla Cellulose launches NYC design studio for biobased fabrics

In India, Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fiber business of the Aditya Birla Group, launched its premier international design studio in New York. Birla...

Longer shelf life for coconut water thanks to new mesh microbe-removing method

In India, scientists found a way to keep coconut water tasting delicious for up to 18 weeks and increase its shelf life without any...

Bringing to market new and innovative cup solutions

In California, the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator is taking selected winning ideas from the Cup Challenge to the next level. For six teams, the...

Flax – Good for You but Good for Building Products Too

In Canada, flax is getting some new uses through projects funded by the BioProducts AgSci Cluster. The cluster supports a variety of new bioproducts...

Canadian Cannabis to Cross Borders to Chile

In British Columbia, Tilray received regulatory approval from Canada and Chile to send its medical cannabis to Chile. Tilray was the first company to...

Bio-based fermentation skincare expanding in Asia

In South Korea, Swanicoco is now one of the South Korea’s leading cosmetics companies and is expanding into Malaysia with its biobased skincare products....

Wayne Paterson Appointed as Admedus CEO

In Australia, Admedus's Board of Directors appointed Wayne Paterson, who has been serving as acting CEO since May 2016, to be their permanent CEO...

Free vending machines to help homeless in England

In England, nonprofit charity Action Hunger is hoping to alleviate poverty and hunger for the homeless with its new vending machines that offer fresh...

Biomaterial Bone Graft Used for First Time in U.S. for Knee Surgery

In California, for the first time in the U.S., a surgeon used a pliable biomaterial in a bone graft for a knee fusion procedure....

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

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